Thursday, July 18, 2024

Frozen pizza recall: Over 27,000 pounds of DiGiorno crispy pan crust pepperoni

Nestle USA Inc. has announced the recall of its frozen DiGiorno crispy pan crust pepperoni pizza — 27,872 pounds of it, to be exact. The pizza recall comes from misbranding and containing undeclared allergens.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the 26-ounce boxes of the frozen pepperoni may instead have a three-meat pizza inside. The three-meat pizza contains a textured soy protein, which is an allergen.

The pizza was produced June 30, 2021 and shipped nationwide to retailers and distribution centers. The product will contain the lot code 1181510721 and will be labeled with a “Best Buy” date of MAR2022. The establishment number inside the USDA mark of inspection will be “EST. 1682A,” which stands for a Nation Pizza Product Limited company owned by Nestle USA Inc.          

A consumer complained a three-meat pizza was found inside of a pepperoni pizza-marked carton, though no adverse reactions have been reported from the product’s consumption. Anyone with the product in their freezer should not consume the pizza, and instead throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Food safety questions can be addressed by calling the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email questions to

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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